L1 English: Survival - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss L. Harris

Level 1 English: Survival - Semester B

Deep dive into stories of survival against the odds. 

From Man vs Wild to Scott of the Antarctic!  From survival in the jungle to survival in the urban jungle follow along and see if you’ve got what it takes.  What choices would you have made in those same situations?  Should we all become Doomsday Preppers? Use your critical thinking skills to dismantle (or create your own) conspiracy theories.  

Standards listed below are subject to change and will be decided in collaboration with the students and their teacher at the beginning of the semester. Students will be offered 8-10 credits for this course. Students will also have the opportunity to take this course without an external exam if they choose. 

Students can take this course for both semesters. 


L2 and 3 English Core - Semester A, L2 and 3 English Core - Semester B, L2 English: Dystopia - Semester A, L2 English: Dystopia - Semester B, L2 English: Identity - Semester A, L2 English: Identity - Semester B, L2 English: Law - Semester A, L2 English: Law - Semester B, L2 English: Trades - Semester A, L2 English: Trades - Semester B

Communication skills learned in English provide a solid foundation for all jobs and career pathways, but especially for careers in marketing, research, consultancy, journalism, management, human resources and trades. The survival theme will also spark interest for students looking at careers in conservation, research, environmental studies, history and the outdoors.

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

An enthusiasm for the outdoors and an eagerness to test your survival skills.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90052 v5 English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
A.S. 90851 v2 English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
A.S. 90854 v2 English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
A.S. 90855 v3 English 1.7 - Create a visual text
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Boat Builder, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, Architect, Ranger, Forestry Scientist, Hunter/Trapper, Joiner, Actor, Copywriter, Aeroplane Pilot, Author, Journalist, Technical Writer, Editor, Environmental Scientist, Financial Adviser, Food Technologist, Security Analyst

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Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.